Japanese Movies (Wellington)

(For information about free movie screenings in Auckland/Hamilton, please visit the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland's website.)

Admission is free! Movies are screened free of charge at the Japan Information & Cultural Centre on the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 6pm. The dates and titles may change due to unforeseen circumstances so please check back to confirm there have been no changes.

A short video (Japan Video Topics) will be shown from 5.45pm before the feature film begins at 6pm. Admission is free of charge and on a first-come-first-served basis.

Embassy and elevator access will be available from 5.30pm.


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Monthly Movies
Japan Information and Cultural Centre



5:45pm Tuesday, 27th January 2015
5:45pm Thursday, 29th January 2015



(Released 2011, Japanese with English subtitles)

Running Time: 130mins. Rating: R16. Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
Director: Shinsuke Sato. Cast: Kazunari Minomiya ('Arashi'), Kenichi Matsuyama

Director Shinsuke Sato, who is well known as a Japanese film director, screen writer and video game designer, brings Hiroya Oku’s popular sci-fi manga ‘Gantz’ to life on the big screen, fusing live-action footage featuring explosions and physical stunts with top quality visual effects. Two childhood friends are struck and killed by a train when attempting to save the life of a stranger. However, they are then transported to a room containing a mysterious sphere called "Gantz". They become part of a brutal game of survival when Gantz sends them back to earth with other recently deceased people to hunt down and kill aliens hiding there.

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Screening at the Japan Information and Cultural Centre
Level 18 The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street, Wellington.




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